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  • Finally Getting Serious about Identifying Islamists

    05/26/2016 6:45:07 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 4 replies
    Daniel Pipes ^ | May 23, 2016 | Daniel Pipes
    After the jihadi attacks in Paris in January and November 2015, the French intelligence agency Direction générale de la sécurité intérieure (DGSI, General Directorate for Internal Security) began to scrutinize personnel at the city's airports.
  • SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIORS ARE THE REASON DONALD TRUMP EXISTS

    05/21/2016 10:11:15 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 31 replies
    Claremont Independent ^ | April 5 2016 | STEVEN GLICK AND MEGAN KELLER
    Over the past couple weeks, students at colleges across the country have retreated into their safe spaces to protest the “hate speech” that is Donald Trump’s name. Never to be left out of a big PC trend, the Claremont Colleges have seen plenty of oversensitivity to Trump as well. Students and administrators at both Scripps College and Pitzer College have referred to the phrases “#Trump2016” and “Make America” as “harassment,” “intimidation,” and “racism,” among other things. What these students seem to be missing is that their outrage is exactly what has made Trump’s candidacy so successful. Political correctness has reached...
  • Obama signs measure striking 'oriental' and 'negro' from federal law

    05/20/2016 2:15:42 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 75 replies
    May 20, 2016, 05:11 pm Obama signs measure striking 'oriental' and 'negro' from federal law By Jordan Fabian President Obama has signed legislation striking outdated racial terms such as “Oriental” and “Negro” from federal laws. Obama signed the bill without fanfare on Friday along with six other pieces of legislation, the White House said. The measure sailed through Congress unopposed, a rare example of bipartisan agreement in an election year. It reached the president’s desk after the Senate unanimously approved it on Monday. It passed the House easily in February. “The term ‘Oriental’ has no place in federal law and...
  • He Said, Ze Said: 31 Investigations of Gender Identity Based Discrimination Ongoing in NYC

    The New York City Commission on Human Rights (NYCCHR) confirmed to Heat Street on Thursday that it is currently investigating 31 cases of “gender identity” discrimination — discrimination based on an individual’s gender identity, self-image, behavior, or expression — in housing, public accommodations, and employment.
  • Susan Rice: Obama Hiroshima Visit to ‘Honor’ World War II Veterans

    05/19/2016 10:22:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 19, 2016 | Charlie Spierling
    The White House is trying to tamp down opposition from World War II veterans who view President Barack Obama’s visit to Hiroshima as an apology for using the atomic bomb in Japan to end the war.
  • Muirfield loses [British] Open after vote against allowing women members [ed]

    05/19/2016 8:30:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    ESPN ^ | May 19, 2016 | Staff
    Muirfield has been removed from the host venue rotation for The Open after members of the Scottish golf club voted against allowing women to join. The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, which owns Muirfield, will remain a men-only club after failing to reach the two-thirds majority required to change the club's membership policy.
  • Media Circus: What to expect from the launch of The Undefeated [More ESPN SJW Nonsense]

    05/16/2016 8:37:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    SI ^ | May 15, 2016 | Richard Dietsch
    If one is to judge a sports media brand based on its external press, the last 12 months have not been good for ESPN. From hemorrhaging subscribers to declining ratings for its flagship show to excruciating company layoffs to high-profile talent leaving the network, it’s been a steady drumbeat of negative news coming out of Bristol Land. But on Tuesday at 7:00 a.m ET, with the launch of The Undefeated, ESPN’s micro site on the nexus of sports, race and culture, the company gets a big opportunity to boast about something transformational and positive within its walls.
  • General Petraeus is drinking the PC Kool Aid

    05/15/2016 8:23:54 PM PDT · by pboyington · 26 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | May 15, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    I’ve always thought highly of General David Petraeus. He’s a smart man who was an extremely competent US Army general officer; perhaps even a mini MacArthur without the gigantic ego and the propensity for hunkering down in dugouts. Petraeus was the man who led the surge, who took command of US forces in Afghanistan, who later became the Director of the CIA. In an era searching for real military leadership, Petraeus seemed just what the doctor ordered. Or, was he? His reputation was tarnished by an affair with his biographer and his carelessness which allowed her access to his Top...
  • The West must stop kissing butt and start kicking butt!

    05/13/2016 8:58:34 PM PDT · by pboyington · 11 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | May 13, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The West (meaning Western Europe and the US and Canada) is at war with ISIS and radical Islam, yet it won’t admit it. The West is at war with ISIS and radical Islam, yet it won’t do what needs to be done to rid the world of this evil. The West deliberately weakens itself every day through insane political correctness and unrealistic attempts to placate people who are determined to destroy us. The West is a weak sister, and no doubt the marauding monsters of ISIS, the maniacal Mullahs of Iran, and every other foe of ours in the world...
  • Monty Python's John Cleese Says Our PC Culture Offends Him...

    05/13/2016 1:49:11 PM PDT · by fella · 65 replies
    pjmedia ^ | 4 May 2016 | Nathan Litchman
    Monty Python's John Cleese Says Our PC Culture Offends Him...
  • The University of Oregon employs thought police who hired themselves

    05/12/2016 8:54:58 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/12/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The University of Oregon is sorely in need of an enema. It has become filled with the worst kind of social excrement a university can accumulate. It has descended into a state of perpetual readiness to root out and destroy any vestige of speech and thought that might even slightly deviate from liberal orthodoxy. When any member of the school’s cozy little community alleges that she/he has been offended, the speech warriors of the U of O’s Bias Response Team (BRT) spring into action. No complaint is too petty for these civil servants that have invented their own lifetime jobs....
  • In Alien vs. Predator, I'm for Predator, Because He's OUR Predator ("Spengler" for Trump)

    05/12/2016 6:46:53 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 24 replies
    PJMedia ^ | May 11, 2016 | David P. Goldman ("Spengler")
    A fit of high dudgeon has gripped many of my Republican friends, ex-friends, and soon-to-be-ex-friends now that Donald Trump has all but won the Republican nomination. My advice to them: get over it. This presidential race will look like Alien vs. Predator. I'm for Predator, without a second's hesitation, because he's our Predator. For all his faults Donald Trump would be (and I'm confident will be) an incomparably better president. I'm not pleased about the outcome of the primaries. I supported Ted Cruz and helped out in his campaign with economic research and news analysis. Yes, Trump is a...
  • NYC Bars Must Serve Pregnant Women (Crazy Mayor's Human Rights Commission Counters "Discrimination")

    05/11/2016 7:52:12 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 9th May, 2016 | Annie Hayes
    New York Bars Must Serve Pregnant Women Policymakers in New York have released new guidance which compels bartenders to serve pregnant women alcohol if they ask for it. Published on Friday 6 May by mayor Bill de Blasio and human rights commissioner Carmelyn Malalis, the document aims to precisely state what actions constitute discrimination on the grounds of pregnancy. The purpose of the document is to ensure that pregnant women are not discriminated against by employers and are provided a safe environment to work in. The guidelines read: “Judgments and stereotypes about how pregnant individuals should behave, their physical capabilities...
  • ‘Fat Activist’ Speaks at Public Health School, Denounces ‘Thin Privilege’

    05/11/2016 5:54:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | May 10, 2016 | Emily Zanotti
    The University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health was a lot less healthy this week. In celebration of “International No Diet Day,” the school of public health, together with the University of Minnesota’s School of Social Work and its College of Food and Agriculture, invited Virgie Tovar, a self-proclaimed “fat activist,” to instruct America’s future nutritionists, dietitians and social workers on the finer points of “fat oppression.”
  • Oregon State University to Force All Students to Take ‘Social Justice Training’

    05/07/2016 5:35:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 65 replies
    National Review ^ | May 6, 2016 | Katherine Timpf
    Oregon State University reportedly plans to force all students to take a “social justice training” beginning in the fall of 2016. “This training initiative is intended to provide all students entering Oregon State University an orientation to concepts of diversity, inclusion and social justice and help empower all OSU students to contribute to an inclusive university community,” states the description of the proposed program, which Reason reports was sent in an e-mail to students earlier this week.
  • A Parting Shot to the Company Commissar

    05/06/2016 8:58:54 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 62 replies
    Vanity ^ | 6 May 2016 | Me
    So here is the situation. About a year ago, I was convinced I would lose my job due to a confrontation with the company HR manager (a/k/a "The Commissar") over doing something non-PC which he made into a BFD. But today, I am still here and he is retiring next week. We are even having a "We're Glad You are Leaving Party." So there is a card we are all being asked to sign with a short message (preferably 6 words or less). I am trying to keep it classy even though a lot of my co-workers are not. I...
  • Ghostbusters trailer is most disliked in YouTube history

    05/06/2016 8:10:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | May 2, 2016 | Catherine Shoard
    For a film to break records before its release is usually a good sign. But such records tend to be for advance ticket sales or most trailer views – they do not tend to register unusually high levels of online dissatisfaction. When the first look at footage from Paul Feig’s female-fronted Ghostbusters reboot debuted in March, the reaction encompassed outrage not only that the beloved comedy was being remade, but that the lead characters’ genders would be altered.
  • Abby Wambach hired by ESPN [Two check mark hire]

    05/05/2016 7:23:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | May 4, 2016 | Ahiza Garcia
    The retired U.S. Women's Soccer star has been hired to serve as an analyst and contributor for the sports network. Wambach will cover soccer during the Rio Olympics and the UEFA European Championships this summer and will also work for other parts of the network such as ESPN Films and shows like "Outside the Lines."
  • Fighting Political Correctness In The Age Of Trump

    05/03/2016 3:22:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | May 3, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    When it was announced that Harriet Tubman would displace President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, there were two sets of dramatically different reactions among Republicans on social media. One group passed around links to a National Review piece celebrating the decision to “tell the story of a deeply-religious, gun-toting Republican who fought for freedom in defiance of the laws of a government that refused to recognize her rights.”
  • Curt Schilling not happy ‘bloody sock’ game cut from...‘30 for 30’ [ESPN purges history]

    05/02/2016 3:10:45 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    wash post ^ | 5/2/16 | D Bieler
    Curt Schilling was recently fired by ESPN in large part because of his frequent social-media activity, specifically controversial memes and comments shared by the former pitcher. So when reports circulated online that ESPN had cut Schilling’s memorable “bloody sock” performance in the 2004 ALCS from its Sunday airing of a “30 for 30″ documentary about that Red Sox-Yankees showdown, it was no surprise to see him weigh in quickly, and strongly.
  • Race relations committee to address racism and diversity in video podcasts [Mizzou]

    05/02/2016 5:44:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    The Maneater ^ | April 25, 2016 | Alyssa Bessasparis
    The Faculty Council Committee on Race Relations will soon release a series of video podcasts addressing what they have learned about diversity and racism. Since last May, the committee of 12 faculty members, staff and students has met weekly for two hours to identify, discuss and develop solutions to racial issues on campus. Graduate student Jonathan Butler, who went on a hunger strike last fall demanding then-UM System President Tim Wolfe’s resignation, and interim President Mike Middleton are both committee members. Last fall, the committee released a series of videos laying out their goals and discussing their progress.
  • Yale University will keep college named for John C. Calhoun despite protests

    04/28/2016 7:15:55 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 28, 2016
    Yale University announced Wednesday it will keep the name of a residential college named after 19-th century alumnus and slavery supporter John C. Calhoun, but will eliminate the title of “master” for faculty members. The Ivy League university said it was preserving the name of Calhoun College, despite fierce protests that called for the removal of Calhoun’s name to confront the history of slavery in the U.S.
  • U.S. Currency Goes PC – Harriet Tubman Displaces Old Hickory

    04/27/2016 5:56:25 PM PDT · by massmike · 48 replies
    grasstopsusa.com ^ | 04/27/2016 | Don Feder
    The Democratic Party is poised to change the name of its annual fundraisers from The Jefferson and Jackson Day Dinners to the Harriet Tubman and the Artist Formerly Known as Prince Day Dinners, where crow will be served to atone for the sins of slavery and misogyny and celebrate the triumph of racial- and gender-identity politics over reality. Not really. But the $20 bill is about to get a pc makeover, with Harriet Tubman, an obscure figure in U.S. history (an escaped slave who aided the Underground Railroad), replacing the 7th president of the United States, a man who gave...
  • Bathroom Wars Goal: Humiliate the Normal Majority

    04/27/2016 8:03:02 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/23/2016 | John Hayward
    Welcome to life in totalitarian America, where even going to the bathroom and identifying the sex of an adult have now become intensely political acts. Totalitarianism is about the politicization of everything, and once people’s careers can be destroyed by the New Bathroom Order if they publicly object to the once-bizarre idea of men in the ladies’ room–we’re there. Ask the now-unemployed Curt Schilling. Totalitarianism is about using force to gain political goals. You can’t get more coercive than forcing the vast majority of people to endorse the utterly bizarre just to accommodate the allegedly hurt feelings of an almost...
  • Fort Cognitive Dissonance – The US Army’s New Home

    04/26/2016 11:58:04 PM PDT · by pboyington · 20 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 26, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    In the H.G. Wells novel, The Time Machine, the Eloi, are a brain dead, zombie like community who put up no resistance as they are hunted and destroyed by the evil Morlocks. Today’s active duty Army is starting to resemble the Eloi as they willingly accept every absurd, destructive directive from the Morlocks in the Pentagon and the White House, while operating in a trance from reveille to taps every day. The Army’s leaders, from the Chief of Staff down to senior NCO’s (non-commissioned officers, aka sergeants) are suffering from a massive case of cognitive dissonance. Cognitive Dissonance is defined...
  • Andrew Shaw Suspended One Game for Use of Homophobic Slur During Hawks Game

    04/21/2016 6:28:51 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 46 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | April 21, 2016 | Lauren Petty
    Chicago Blackhawks’ forward Andrew Shaw has been suspended for one game after using a homophobic slur twice during Tuesday night’s playoff loss against the St. Louis Blues. The league announced the suspension Wednesday along with a $5,000 fine for "directing an inappropriate gesture at the on-ice officials" during the game. Shaw will also be required to undergo sensitivity training, according to the NHL. The suspension means Shaw will miss Game 5 of the team's series against the Blues, where they are facing elimination.
  • Trump: Putting Tubman on $20 bill "pure political correctness"

    04/21/2016 7:31:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 88 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 21, 2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Thursday came out against removing former President Andrew Jackson from the front of the $20 bill, saying "pure political correctness" is behind the move. "Andrew Jackson had a great history and I think it's very rough when you take somebody off the bill," Trump said during a town hall interview on NBC's "Today" show.
  • Joe Paterno statue taken down (July 2012)

    04/13/2016 9:52:00 PM PDT · by Hostage · 46 replies
    ESPN ^ | July 23, 2012 | Don Van Natta Jr.
    The Joe Paterno statue was removed Sunday morning from its pedestal outside Beaver Stadium, and it will be stored in an unnamed "secure location," Penn State president Rodney Erickson announced. Erickson also said the Paterno name will remain on the university's library.
  • Campus Lunacy, Part II

    04/05/2016 3:07:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 1 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 6, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    Professor Victor Davis Hanson is a classicist and historian with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He recently wrote an article titled "The hypocrisy behind the student renaming craze." Students, often with the blessing of faculty, have discovered that names for campus buildings and holidays do not always fit politically correct standards for race, class and sex. Stanford students have demanded the renaming of buildings, malls and streets bearing the name of the recently canonized Junipero Serra, an 18th-century Franciscan priest who was often unkind to American Indians. Harvard Law School is getting rid of its seal because it bears...
  • Susquehanna U drops Crusaders nickname

    04/03/2016 7:51:00 AM PDT · by Buttons12 · 41 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 11/05/15 | Brianna Buczkowski
    Following a vote from the Board of Trustees, Susquehanna University is the latest institution whose mascot, the Crusaders, must go due to concern over potential offensiveness and negative connotations. Citing "growing concern and sensitivity" to ensure sure the campus remains "welcoming and inclusive..." ...Last spring, the Susquehanna University student government ran a poll among the student body with a squirrel winning by over 50 percent of the votes. "I don’t know if squirrels are exactly that presence that we needed," said Junior Paris Campbell to the student newspaper, also titled The Crusader. Despite the petition and seemingly apathetic student body,...
  • At least FIFTY ISIS supporters are working as baggage handlers at Brussels airport

    03/31/2016 8:05:08 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 29 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 3/31/2016 | JOHN STEVENS
    Police at Brussels airport have claimed at least 50 Islamic State supporters are working there as baggage handlers, cleaners and catering staff. In an astonishing open letter, the officers said they have warned about the terrorist sympathisers whose security badges give them access to planes, but they remain employed. The airport police, who are threatening to go on strike because of security deficiencies, also said they have raised the issue of terrorists scouting the airport to plan possible attacks. The extraordinary claims come after the Mail reported how the family of two of the bombers involved in the attacks last...
  • WTAE-TV's Wendy Bell fired over racially inflammatory Facebook posts

    03/30/2016 1:40:26 PM PDT · by PennsylvaniaMom · 60 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | 3/30/16 | Maria Sciullo
    WTAE-TV news anchor Wendy Bell has been fired after a recent public apology from the station regarding a post on her Facebook page. A statement made today from Hearst Television, the station's parent company, reads "WTAE has ended its relationship with anchor Wendy Bell. Wendy's recent comments on a WTAE Facebook page were inconsistent with the company's ethics and journalistic standards."
  • Shocker: University of Missouri facing budget shortfall after political correctness engulfed campus

    03/28/2016 4:34:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/28/2016 | Matt Vespa
    So, after the whole mess surrounding the poop swastika; instances of harassment that were allegedly racially-motivated, though unverifiable since they occurred off campus; and a professor who was charged with assaulting a student reporter at protests over said events has a caused a budget shortfall at the University of Missouri. I know, totally shocking, right? (via Daily Caller): The University of Missouri (MU) is losing about 1500 students and is facing a huge $32 million budget shortfall four months after it attracted national attention as the site of massive race-based campus protests.“I am writing to you today to confirm...
  • Walter Williams: Campus Lunacy

    03/28/2016 3:22:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 30, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    The American Council of Trustees and Alumni publishes occasional reports on what college students know. Nearly 10 percent of the college graduates surveyed thought Judith Sheindlin, TV's "Judge Judy," is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court. Less than 20 percent of the college graduates knew the effect of the Emancipation Proclamation. More than a quarter of the college graduates did not know Franklin D. Roosevelt was president during World War II; one-third did not know he was the president who spearheaded the New Deal. But it is little mystery why so many college students are illiterate, innumerate and resistant...
  • Brit arrested for allegedly anti-Muslim tweet after Brussels attack

    03/24/2016 10:57:43 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 37 replies
    time.com ^ | 1:10 AM ET | Rishi Iyengar
    A British man who posted an allegedly anti-Muslim message on Twitter following Tuesday’s terror attacks in Brussels has been arrested on suspicion of inciting racial hatred.
  • Female Researcher: We Must Make STEM Courses ‘Less Competitive’ to Be More ‘Inclusive’ of Women

    03/23/2016 7:01:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 74 replies
    National Review ^ | March 22, 2016 | Katherine Timpf
    A doctoral candidate at the University of North Dakota published a paper suggesting that we should make Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses more “inclusive” of women by making then “less competitive,” which is about the most sexist thing I’ve ever heard. “There is an opportunity for STEM courses to reduce the perception of courses as difficult and unfriendly through language use in the syllabi, and also as a guide for how to use less competitive teaching methods and grading profiles that could improve the experience of female students,” Laura Parson wrote in the paper.
  • Political Correctness More Deadly than ISIS

    03/22/2016 1:52:26 PM PDT · by upsdriver · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 8, 2015 | Brian Joondeph
    Which is a bigger threat to America? Terrorists or political correctness? Seems like an easy answer. PC is just an idea, whereas terrorists shoot people and blow things up. But which is easier to stop or contain? I contend that if the PC movement went away, America would have a much easier time fighting terrorism. Meaning that political correctness will be our undoing, despite the best efforts of intelligence, law enforcement, and the military.
  • All Marines to Get 'Unconscious Bias' Training as Women Join Infantry

    03/21/2016 6:26:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Military.com ^ | March 18, 2016 | Hope Hodge Seck
    Marines across the Corps will be challenged on their unconscious prejudices and presuppositions as women get the opportunity to become grunts for the first time. The Marine Corps is rolling out mandatory training for all Marines before the first future female rifleman hits boot camp, aiming to set conditions for a smooth transition and head off cultural resistance. Mobile training teams will be dispatched to installations across the Corps throughout May and June to offer a two-day seminar to majors and lieutenant colonels, Col. Anne Weinberg, deputy director of the Marine Corps Force Innovation Office, told reporters Thursday. Those officers...
  • Social Media Data Reveals America’s Most Politically Correct and Prejudiced States

    03/18/2016 1:47:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    KFOR ^ | MARCH 17, 2016 | JOEY STIPEK,
    Social media provides a raw look at the American psyche, biases and prejudices included. One website decided to take a look at just how biased and prejudiced parts of the country were and were not. Abodo, an apartment hunting site, examined 12 million tweets made between June 2014 until December 2015. The website searched for homophobic, racist, sexist, transphobic, and other types of slurs, and was able to identify areas where those people lived. Adobo then filtered the categories by gender, learning disabilities, location, and race. Among the ten worst offenders of derogatory and prejudiced language in the United States...
  • Political Correctness and the Death of the West

    03/17/2016 11:54:49 AM PDT · by OddLane · 7 replies
    American Rattlesnake, ^ | March 17, 2016 | Vlad Tepes
    Paul Weston’s speech, unfortunately, has been removed from Youtube. However, watching this question and answer session-while you still can-will be an illuminating experience, rest assured. The lecture he had originally planned to deliver was quashed, naturally, by brutal, anti-Western thugs who happen to make their habitation in Canada. Illustrating, once again, the obstacles we face in spreading the truth about the greatest threat to Western civilization in the contemporary era.
  • Maryland Senate OKs state song changes, cuts 'Northern scum'

    03/17/2016 2:17:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 17, 2016 5:10 PM EDT | Brian Witte
    Maryland lawmakers took a step Thursday toward scrubbing references to “Northern scum” and other Civil War-era phrases from the official state song. The Maryland Senate voted 37-8 for the changes, while also recognizing “Maryland, My Maryland” as the state’s historic song. Supporters of the measure, which now goes to the House, said it was a compromise that removes offensive language and recognizes history. …
  • Hamilton May Stay on the $10 Bill, Thanks to Help From Broadway

    03/17/2016 8:33:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 16, 2016 | Michael Paulson
    Has “Hamilton” saved Hamilton? Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and star of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton,” said on Wednesday that he had received assurances from Jacob J. Lew, secretary of the Treasury, that admirers of Alexander Hamilton would not be disappointed by a forthcoming redesign of the $10 bill. Mr. Lew has said that he wanted to add a woman’s image to that bill, which now features Hamilton’s portrait. That plan has won support from many, but there have also been complaints from those who don’t want to see Hamilton, the country’s first Treasury secretary, replaced.
  • UC proposal on intolerance says 'anti-Zionism' is unacceptable on campus (PC patrol)

    03/16/2016 1:40:35 PM PDT · by MadIsh32 · 3 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 15th 2016 | Teresa Watanabe
    University of California officials are proposing to include "anti-Zionism" as a form of discrimination that is unacceptable on campus, according to a long-awaited draft statement on intolerance released Tuesday. The inclusion immediately drew sharply divergent reactions, with pro-Israel groups hailing it as a needed step to protect Jewish students from hostility and those supporting Palestinian rights criticizing it as a naked attempt to suppress criticism of the Jewish state. Scholars were similarly divided over whether a statement meant to express the UC regents' principles against intolerance should include Zionism -- historically an international movement to establish a Jewish homeland and...
  • A Message For Higher Ed From Mizzou’s 1,500 Missing Students

    03/12/2016 6:31:02 PM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 27 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10 March 2016 | Editorial
    Education Bubble: The University of Missouri reported a near-25% drop in student enrollment following its unrest. This is the result of political correctness run amok, weak university leadership and inflated college costs. “I am writing to you today to confirm that we project a very significant budget shortfall due to an unexpected sharp decline in first-year enrollments and student retention this coming fall,” wrote Interim Chancellor Hank Foley in a university memo Wednesday.
  • Cambridge College Cancels ‘Offensive’ Around The World In 80 Days Fancy Dress Party

    03/11/2016 6:59:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 11, 2016 | Nick Hallett
    Students at a Cambridge college have cancelled a party themed on Jules Verne’s novel Around the World in 80 Days after complaints dressing up as another culture constituted “cultural appropriation”. The decision by students at Pembroke College comes just days after Jesus College removed a bronze cockerel from the main hall over accusations it was “racist” as it celebrated a “colonial past”.
  • Cambridge University agrees to remove Benin Bronze cockerel from the dining hall at Jesus [tr]

    03/09/2016 6:23:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 8, 2016 | Eleanor Harding
    Cambridge University has agreed to remove a bronze cockerel from view after students complained about its links to Britain’s colonial past. Jesus College said it will take down the Benin Bronze from its dining hall and start discussions about whether to repatriate it to Africa. Last month, students demanded the statue be returned to a royal palace in Nigeria from where it was plundered during a 19th century British naval expedition.
  • The College That Wants to Ban ‘History’

    03/07/2016 6:49:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | March 7, 2016 | Robby Soave
    Students at Western Washington University have reached a turning point in their campus’s hxstory. (For one thing, they’re now spelling it with an X—more on that later.) Activists are demanding the creation of a new college dedicated to social justice activism, a student committee to police offensive speech, and culturally segregated living arrangements at the school, which is in Bellingham, up in the very northwest corner of the state.
  • Now Cecil Rhodes protesters call for a statue of Queen Victoria to be removed: Students claim [tr]

    03/07/2016 6:31:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 7, 2016 | Amanda Williams
    Students campaigning for the decolonisation of British universities are now demanding that a statue of Queen Victoria is removed from a college campus - because of its 'racist colonial connotations'. Campaigners are set to join a march at Oxford University, on Wednesday, demanding that a statue of the long-reigning monarch be taken down from Royal Holloway, University of London, because she 'sanctioned colonial exploits' . They will be among hundreds of students from campaigns across Britain at the 'Mass March for Decolonisation', calling for the removal of a statue of Cecil Rhodes.
  • Wanna know why Donald Trump will win? - Outlaw Morgan (Powerful Video)

    03/06/2016 11:52:15 AM PST · by all the best · 35 replies
    youitube ^ | March 1, 2016 | Outlaw Morgan
    Well pull up a chair and let ole Outlaw Morgan tell you why Trump will win. Why he's gonna beat Hillary Clinton, and let's talk about the 2nd Amendment, the 1st Amendment, Germany, Sweden, illegal immigration and more.
  • Yale basketball captain mysteriously leaves school as signs reading 'stop supporting a rapist' [tr]

    03/04/2016 6:27:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 3, 2016 | Will Robinson
    Yale University's basketball captain mysteriously left the school before posters accusing the team of supporting sexual misconduct were put up on around campus. Jack Montague had led the Bulldogs to the top of Ivy League conference with two games left to play. But officials at the elite New Haven, Connecticut, school say he won't be coming back to the court in the midst of a bizarre controversy. It appears that no formal allegations have been made against him or other members of the team. According to the Yale Daily News, posters have been put up around campus saying: 'I stand...